Instructional Faculty - CIAS Film and Animation, Live Action - Non-Tenure Track Lecturer

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rochester, NY, United States
  • Nov 20, 2017
Full time Arts, Entertainment & Media Education

Job Description

Instructional Faculty - CIAS Film and Animation, Live Action - Non-Tenure Track Lecturer




College of Imaging Arts and Sciences


CIAS Film and Animation


Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer


Faculty Discipline: Live Action


Faculty Rank: Lecturer


Employment Category: Fulltime


Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2018


Department/College Description


THE COLLEGE & SCHOOL: The College of Imaging Arts and Sciences offers programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography, and Print Media. The internationally-recognized School of Film and Animation (SOFA) offers BFA and MFA degrees in film production with emphasis in either animation or live action, and a BS degree in Motion Picture Science. SOFA provides a creative community where students have the opportunity to discover their unique talents and expressive potential, while at the same time developing the skills needed to fulfill any creative or technical role in the film and animation industry. SOFA enrollment is typically at 275 undergraduate and 50 graduate students.



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Detailed Job Description


The School of Film and Animation (SOFA) is inviting applicants for a lecturer faculty position in Film Production to join our full-time faculty. The position requires skills in general film production with expertise in at least one of the following areas: film business, producing, production management, editing, and sound. Courses taught focus on a variety of skills and concepts in the production of narrative, documentary, and experimental films. SOFA faculty members are working professionals dedicated to the education of future independent and industry filmmakers. In addition to an assigned teaching load, responsibilities include career advising for students, assisting in curriculum development, and providing service to the college, school, and department.


We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's,, and


Required Minimum Qualifications


• ​A candidate with minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and professional experience may be considered for a Lectureship position. MFA preferred.


Artistic achievement in filmmaking.



Expertise in at least one of the following areas: film business, producing, production management, editing, and sound.


• Body of work (portfolio).

• ​Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Required Minimum Education Level


Bachelors or Equivalent Experience


Required Application Documents


Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Portfolio of Work, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Video samples (provide links to websites or YouTube)


How To Apply


Apply online at, Keyword Search: 3491BR.


Please submit your online application, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, your curriculum vitae and upload the following attachments:


• A brief teaching philosophy

• The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references



We prefer to view all work through a URL website link (i.e. or Please include this link in your cover letter and CV.


You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:


Mary Barnard, Search Committee Secretary-School of Film and


Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin as received and continue until Feb 18, 2018.


Additional Details


The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to


RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.


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